Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 1/23

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning! We have a decent day of Kansas City Chiefs news. Today we'll hear from Andy Reid and John Dorsey. We also have reports of who the Chiefs were talking to at the Senior Bowl and a date for QB Rudy Carpenter's upcoming workout with the team. Enjoy!

Chiefs LB Justin Houston Pro Bowl Bound from The Mothership

Chiefs LB Justin Houston is leaving...on a jet plane....to Hawaii, joining his five Chiefs teammates at the Pro Bowl.

The NFL informed the Chiefs on Tuesday that Houston made the AFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing injured Denver LB Von Miller.

Andy Reid Settling In To Kansas City Scene from Philly.com

Andy Reid was sitting with some of his new Kansas City Chiefs cohorts Tuesday afternoon at the South team's Senior Bowl practice, Reid getting a faceful of sun in the East stands at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Like Chip Kelly, his replacement with the Eagles, Reid said he has spent much of his time since being hired by his new team "mainly just hiring coaches."

Kansas City Chiefs Working Out Ex-Dallas Cowboy Quarterback? from Rant Sports

The Chiefs have turned their interest to former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Rudy Carpenter. Carpenter tweeted on Sunday: "Flying to Kansas City for a workout! Just Happy and thankful to gettin back in!" Could Andy Reid see something in Carpenter we don't?

Carpenter played college football at Arizona State. He played there for four seasons racking up 81 touchdowns and 35 interceptions. His best season came in 2007 when he threw 25 touchdowns to just 10 interceptions. That season he led the Sun Devils to a 10-3 record and a trip to the Holiday Bowl.

Potkey: Marinelli Just One Of The 'Boys from The Ventura County Star

Quarterback Rudy Carpenter has a workout scheduled with the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday.

An App Fit For An NFL Legend from USA Today

Future NFL Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez may have played his last professional football game, but he's already preparing for his next playing field: the iPad.

The FitStar: Tony Gonzalez app, in development and due for the iPad this spring (no price yet), transports the Atlanta Falcons' star into your living room as your fitness trainer.

The NFL's Eight New Head Coaches: Are They Better Than The Men They Replaced? from The Guardian

Reid should be the perfect fit for the Chiefs. He has consistently proven capable of getting production from the quarterback, whether it be Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick or to lesser extents Kevin Kolb and Nick Foles. Even though none of those players were superstars, they did play their best football when in Reid's system. The Chiefs were desperate to sign Reid, so much so that they stole him from under the nose of the Cardinals, largely because of his track record with quarterbacks. Many of the Chiefs' recent problems stem from the quarterback position. A roster loaded with individual talent has been held back by the quarterback.

Marcus Lattimore Ready To 'Shock The World' from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

His goal is still to play in the season opener. Somewhere. Lattimore says he has no clue where he'll get drafting, adding, "It could be first, it could be undrafted. It could be seventh round, sixth round." Until then, he's working on strengthening his calf muscles, his quad and his hamstring - all the muscles around his knee.

So far in Mobile, Lattimore has spoken with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs. In two weeks, Lattimore is hoping to run.

"I'm going to make it look easy," he said.

Syracuse Quarterback Ryan Nassib Says Getting Drafted By The Buffalo Bills Would Be 'Match Made In Heaven'from Syracuse.com

Nassib's stock is on the rise in NFL circles. One draft analyst even thinks the Kansas City Chiefs will take him with the first overall pick.

I wouldn't put money on Nassib grabbing the top spot, but a good week of practice and a solid performance at the Senior Bowl will only increase the likelihood Nassib will emerge as one of the top-rated quarterbacks in the draft and could get picked in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Meet The Super Bowl Groundskeepers from American Profile

For the first Super Bowl in 1967, legendary groundskeeper George Toma and a four-man crew started a week before the big game, using mowers and paint in garden sprayers to prepare the grass gridiron for sports history at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

For this year's Super Bowl at the Superdome in New Orleans, Toma is on the job again-this time among some 30 turf specialists using tractor-pulled groomers, spring-tined rakes and airless paint sprayers to prep football's grandest stage for the Feb. 3 spectacle. The crew of all-star groundskeepers arrived a month before the game with two tractor-trailer trucks packed with equipment.

Signs Of Brain Disease Found In Living NFL Players from Yahoo! Sports

The five retired players who participated in the new study all had suffered at least one concussion in the past. Three players had been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, one had dementia and one had normal mental function. The players also had more symptoms of depression than did healthy men.

"I hope that my participation in these kinds of studies will lead to a better understanding of the consequences of repeated head injury and new standards to protect players from sports concussions," Wayne Clark, a player in the study who had normal cognitive function, said in a statement. Clark, 65, played for the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs in the 1970s. Despite having normal cognitive function, his brain scan also showed tau build-up, the researchers said.

Senior Bowl: Trufant Continues To Impress from Lindy's Sports

Of course, NFL talent evaluators knew of the terrific Trufant bloodlines long before Tuesday's practice. That didn't stop them from buzzing about the Washington defensive back in the stands as the session went on.

"I've always believed that the Senior Bowl and other all-star games like it serve as more of a confirmation of a player's ability than a reason to push them up the board," new Kansas City Chiefs' general manager John Dorsey told me as practice was wrapping up. "(Trufant) had a strong practice yesterday and another strong practice today."

Fort Worth Custody Case Over Kansas City Chiefs Player's Daughter Dismissed from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday morning in Tarrant County family court. But Hennigan signed a dismissal order Thursday after determining that under family law the child's home state is Missouri, not Texas. Judges in both states held a conference call and mutually determined Missouri was the child's home state, according to a report from The Associated Press.

The decision means that the child's future will be determined in a Missouri courtroom going forward.

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